All the research reinforces the positive effect of performing a "first concert" with your beginning string players as soon as possible, and this collection was written to help you create a successful and exciting event. All of the compositions in this book use only the notes and skills covered in the first 10 - 12 pages of most typical method books. Of the thirteen pieces, five are pizzicato, and four others may be performed pizzicato or arco, providing you with the flexibility to select material that matches your students' abilities.
Title: Jumpstart First Concert for Strings, Edited by Robert Woods, Published by Lorenz Corporation
Developed by a string teacher, FingerMaps are the perfect study aid to apply to the margins of student scales, etudes, and repertoire. These little charts assist students in developing a concrete visualization of an abstract concept. Each package contains a large selection of the most commonly used major and minor keys--for a total of 120 labels.
Baroque, Classical and Romantic favorites. 25 arrangements. Contents include: (Bach, Johann Sebastian) Arioso from Cantata #156;
Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb Major Adagio;
Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb Major Allegro;
Brandenburg Concerto #6 in Bb Major Finale;
My Heart Ever Faithful Aria from Cantata #68;
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata #208;
(Beethoven, Ludwig van) Ode to Joy;
Piano Sonata #8, Op. 13 'Pathetique' Adagio;
(Borodin, Alexander) String Quartet #2 in D Major Nocturne;
(Chopin, Frederic) Prelude from Op. 28, #15;
Prelude from Op. 28, #4;
(Faure, Gabriel) Pavane;
(Franck, Cesar) Panis Angelicus from Messe Solonnelle, Op. 12;
(Handel, George Frederick) Fireworks Music La Rejouissance;
(Haydn, Franz) Joseph String Quartet in F Major, Op. 3, #5 Andante;
(Mendelssohn, Felix) A Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding March;
(Mouret, Jean-Joseph) Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares;
(Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus) Andante from K. 316 for Flute and Orchestra;
(Puccini, Giacomo) Crisantemi;
(Purcell, Henry) Trumpet Tune;
(Schubert, Franz) Ave Maria;
(Schumann, Robert) Kinderscenen Am Camin;
(Tschaikovsky, Peter Ilyich) Romeo and Juliet Love Theme from Overture-Fantasy ;
(Vivaldi, Antonio) Four Seasons Allegro from Spring.
Title: Music For Four: Volume 2, Published by Last Resort Music Publishing
A collection of carefully selected violin and cello etudes flexibly scored to provide maximum benefits in technical and musical growth for all string players. Useful as concert material and for tonal development, pitch accuracy, bowing skills and ensemble playing. A unison version, an orchestrated version and duet parts for each etude are included.
Title: Variables, By Kolar, Henry, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
By Lorely Zgonc. For individual or group lessons. This multifaceted string training curriculum targets visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. Optional CD's provide extensive opportunities for practice and performance. Theme-based collections of favorite songs feature mix and match melody/harmony and instrumentation options, allowing musicians of varying playing abilities to perform together. Interchangeable parts present unique performance variations within the different string sections.
Title: Stars and Strings Forever, By Zgonc, Lorely, Published by Stars and Strings Forever
Solo arrangements of 15 favorite Christmas carols with CD Accompaniment.
Christ Was Born On Christmas Day
Deck The Hall
The First Noel
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Joy To The World
O Christmas Tree
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Sing We Now Of Christmas
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
15 contemporary chart-topping Christmas favorites with a CD of backing tracks so you can play along with a professional band.
The Chipmunk Song
Christmas Is A-Comin' (May God Bless You)
Do You Hear What I Hear
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
A Holly Jolly Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
A Marshmallow World
Mistletoe And Holly
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Shake Me I Rattle (Squeeze Me I Cry)
Somewhere In My Memory
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
You're All I Want For Christmas
This is the follow-up to the original Jazz Philharmonic Series. It gives students even more beginning through advanced jazz charts to expose them to the world of jazz. Each unit contains a tune, notated solos, backgrounds, bass lines, and parts for piano and percussion. The optional CD provides a professional accompaniment for solos or improvisation.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic Second Set (Book 2), By Sabien, R. and Phillips, B., Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.